June Miskell

June Miskell

PhD Candidate
Arts, Design & Architecture
School of Art & Design

Supervisors: Astrid Lorange, Mina Roces, Verónica Tello

June Acido Miskell (she/her) is a Filipino/x-Australian arts writer, researcher, and casual academic based on unceded Gadigal and Wangal land. She has written for a wide range of arts institutions, galleries, online platforms, journals, and print publications; held editorial and board member roles with Memo Review, Performance Review, and Runway Journal; and works as a casual academic and research assistant, teaching in the School of Art & Design at the University of New South Wales where she is currently undertaking her PhD. She completed a Bachelor of Art Theory (First Class Honours) from UNSW Art & Design in 2019 with a thesis titled "Embodied Knowledge and Collective Survival: Dance and Community in the work of Bhenji Ra."

As of 2023, June is undertaking her PhD in the School of Art & Design at the University of New South Wales under the supervision of Dr Verónica Tello, Professor Mina Roces, and Dr Astrid Lorange. Her PhD, tentatively titled "Mythic Imaginaries: Contemporary Filipino/x Art in Australia" explores how contemporary Filipino/x artists in Australia remythologise diasporic Filipino/x subjectivity in excess of colonial and national imaginaries.

June's writing has been commissioned for exhibition publications by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Artspace Sydney, Seoul Museum of Art, Murray Art Museum Albury, Fairfield City Museum and Gallery, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Bendigo Art Gallery, Adelaide Contemporary Experimental, Artbank, COMA Gallery, and Bus Projects. More of her writing has been published by Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, Perimeter Editions, Runway Journal, Memo Review, Performance Review, Running Dog, unProjects, Look Magazine, and Free Association.

As a casual academic, June has experience teaching in the following courses at UNSW Art & Design: DART3310 Global Contemporary Art (2020-), DART1300 Histories of Contemporary Art Part I (2022-), DART1310 Histories of Contemporary Art Part II (2022-), DART1310 Australian Art (2022-), and DART2311 East Asian Contemporary Art (2020).

  • Art history, theory, and criticism
  • Contemporary Filipino/x-Australian art
  • Diasporic Aesthetics
  • Archipelagic Thinking
  • Mythology
  • Embodied and experimental arts writing

Select Publications by June Miskell

Book Chapters

  • Miskell, J. 'Truc Truong.' Studios: 2023 ACE. Adelaide: Adelaide Contemporary Experimental (ACE), 2023. Exhibition catalogue.
  • Miskell, J. 'Nikki Lam: The speculative realm of collective memory.' Primavera 2023: Young Australian Artists. Sydney: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2023. Exhibition catalogue.
  • Miskell, J. ‘Your BPO Queen, Mhelody Polan Bruno.’, in McInnes V; McDermott A
  • (ed.), Enough is Enough. Melbourne: The University of Melbourne and Perimeter Editions, 2023.
  • Miskell, J. ‘We Eat This Bread.’ We Eat This Bread by Marikit Santiago. Fairfield: City Museum and Gallery, 2022. Exhibition catalogue.
  • Miskell J. ‘Fibre optics; an intranet of virtue by JD Reforma.’ Like a Wheel That Turns: The 2022 Macfarlane Commissions. Melbourne: The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), 2022. Exhibition catalogue.
  • Miskell, J. ‘Food for Thought: Artist Profile on Keg de Souza.’ Look Magazine (June-July). Sydney: The Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2022. 28-31.
  • Miskell, J. ‘Unlearning Otherwise.’, in Glass-Kantor A; Park G; Kim K; Newton M; Park E; Bear J (ed.), UN/LEARNING AUSTRALIA co-curated by Artspace Sydney and the Seoul Museum of Art, 2021. 14-15.
  • Miskell, J. ‘I don’t see colour by Salote Tawale’, I don’t see colour by Salote Tawale. Perth: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), 2021. Exhibition catalogue. 22-27.
  • Miskell, J. ‘Acid Mantle by JD Reforma.’ Acid Mantle by JD Reforma. Sydney: COMA Gallery, 2021. Exhibition catalogue.
  • Miskell, J. ‘Of this and other worlds.’ 20:20. Albury: Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA), 2021. Exhibition catalogue. 138-141.
  • Miskell, J. ‘Between salita and aksyon.’ I will never run out of lies nor love curated by Nanette Orly and Sebastian Henry-Jones at Bus Projects, 2019. Exhibition catalogue. Melbourne: Bus Projects.
  • Miskell, J. ‘Hollywood Hybrids: John Stezaker’s film portrait collages.’ Shadow Catchers curated by Isobel Parker Philip. Sydney: The Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2020. Exhibition catalogue. 41-42.

Journal Articles:

  • Miskell, J & Bhenji Ra. “The ‘Women’s Show’ after House of Slé, a dialogue between Bhenji Ra and June Miskell.” Australia and New Zealand Journal of Art (22:2), 172-186. eds. Dr Verónica Tello and Dr Fiona Foley. DOI: 10.1080/14434318.2022.2143755

Theses / Dissertations:

  • Miskell, J. ‘Embodied Knowledge and Collective Survival: Dance and Community in the work of Bhenji Ra.’ Sydney: UNSW Art & Design, 2019. Honours thesis, supervised by Dr Verónica Tello.

Exhibition Reviews:

  • Miskell, J. ‘Review: Impossible Desire by Ali Tahayori at Knulp Gallery, Sydney.' Memo Review. 15 Jul 2023.
  • Miskell, J. ‘Review: Linger, Dash, Talk curated by Gigi De Lacy and Dennis Golding at Cement Fondu, Sydney.’ Memo Review. 18 Mar 2023.
  • Miskell, J & Soo-Min Shim. ‘Review: Ultra Unreal curated by Anna Davis at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.’ Memo Review. 17 September 2022.
  • Miskell, J. ‘Review: Roots curated by Brenton Alexander Smith, Amy Toma, and Talitha Hanna at Pari, Parramatta.’ Memo Review. 14 May 2022.
  • Miskell, J. ‘Review: AEON+: TITAN ARUM by Justin Shoulder.’ Performance Review. 14 October 2021.
  • Miskell, J. ‘Feature: The Fullness of Time by Caroline Garcia and JD Reforma at Verge Gallery.’ Running Dog, 11 December 2019.
  • Miskell, J. ‘Review: I LOVE YOU MELISSA curated by Courtney Novak at The Lock-Up.’ Running Dog, 23 July 2019.
  • Miskell, J. ‘Feature: Do You Know This Feeling curated by Sebastian Henry-Jones at Firstdraft.’ Running Dog, 8 March 2019.
  • Miskell, J. ‘Review: Dual Existence curated by Kate Stodart at Kudos Gallery.’, Runway Journal Conversations, July 16 2018.
  • Miskell, J. ‘Review: Coca-Colanised by Marikit Santiago at Verge Gallery.’ unProjects, 26 April 2018.